Category Archives: Community Service


Nearly every day, someone in Delaware loses the battle against heroin, prescription painkillers, or other addictive drugs. Teens and adults need to talk about substance use and understand the risks and consequences.

One of the greatest challenges for people seeking help is the stigma surrounding their addiction. Those struggling should not be ashamed of their disease or keep it hidden. Delaware Goes Purple empowers the community to stand up, erase the stigma, and support people who need it most.

Join us on June 4th, 2022 for our Rockin’ For Recovery event at Hudson Fields in Milton Delaware. Gates open at noon, and Bands will be on stage from 1-5.

Rockin’ for Recovery Tickets, Sat, Jun 4, 2022, at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite


But wait……there is more…!

If you are a manager of a Group home/Recovery home or know someone interested in attending who is currently living in a group home, please share the information below.


Group Home/Recovery House Grants will provide tickets to the Rockin’ for Recovery event

  • Meal and Beverage ticket for each guest & House Staff
  • Transportation Costs can be covered


For more information, please contact

Help the Health Ambassadors with their CANengineering Project

HAWAs are collecting items for the CANgineering Food Bank project and planning to build a food sculpture for judging! HAWAs will collect food May 2nd-May 20th to create a food sculpture at NCC Extension OFFICE, May 21st. Donations can be dropped off between 8:30am-4:00pm M-F at NCC office, or make arrangements with for outside these hours. Please consider these high priority items: Peanut butter, Canned vegetables, Canned soups, Canned meats; like tuna and chicken, Canned fruits, Canned dinners (spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli, etc.) as a reminder no food can be donated in glass containers. Find out more details here:

DE 4-H Hall of Fame Call for Nominations

As you may recall, we just recognized a class on new laureates for the Delaware Hall of Fame in October last year.  This was actually the class from 2020 that had been delayed due to the COVID situation.  In order to get back on track, the Delaware 4-H Foundation we will be accepting nominations of individuals for the 2022 Delaware 4-H Hall of Fame induction.  This event is planned to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.

Nominations are currently being accepted and can be submitted up until May 1, 2022.

You can nominate someone HERE

Holiday Giving Tree


It’s that time of year again! The Christmas tree for Friendship House donations is up in the New Castle office. Stop by anytime during normal business hours by December 17th and drop off a donation of gloves, hats, and scarves for either adults or children.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Help Plant the Pollinator Garden at Hagley!

Event Date:  Thursday, October 14th    Arrive 3:30 to 4:00 pm

Rain Date, Tuesday, October 19th          Arrive 3:30 to 4:00 pm


Staff from Hagley Museum and Delaware Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will work with youth who attend to plant the various plants in the garden.  I would anticipate we would conclude by 6:00 pm or before.  If a youth can only come for a portion of time, that is fine.  This is a great volunteer activity for any youth and an educational one, also.

Please let us know if you’d like to attend by registering HERE.

Operation Christmas Child May Donations

  • Comb
  • Hairbrush
  • Toothbrush
  • Washcloth
  • Bar Soap (packaged or in a container)
  • Adhesive Bandages (colorful ones for kids)
  • Reusable plastic containers  (Ex: Cup, water bottle, bowl. Fill empty container with non-liquid items such as bows, bracelets, washcloths, etc.)

Remember do NOT Include: toothpaste, gum, candy, food, seeds, lotions, vitamins, breakable items, aerosol cans, used or damaged items.

April is National Volunteer Month! 

Join Delaware 4-H as we pledge our hands to larger service all month long!  There are a variety of ways for our 4-H clubs and families to say “thank you” to their communities.  Check out the Volunteering Page on the Delaware 4-H website for a variety of ideas on how you can help others!  Tag @DE4H in any photos that you post on Social Media, use #4Hgivesback or send your club/family service photos to to post on our 4-H Social Media pages!

Service Project Spotlights

We would also like to spotlight our members for their service activities.  If you have recently completed or are working on a service project, please send a short paragraph about your project along with a photo of you in action to Jill Jackson,  These spotlights will be featured on our Volunteering Page in the upcoming months!

Operation Christmas Child April Donations – Stuffed Animals
  •  NEW Stuffed Animals small enough to fit in a standard shoebox
  • Animals for all age groups
    • If purchasing for 2-4 year olds, make sure the animal has eyes that are drawn on or made of felt. (No buttons or beads that could be a choking hazard)

Ag Day 2020

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Ag Day.

We will all miss this wonderful educational and fun event, but understand in this difficult time.

If you have any questions, please email Kaitlin.


Looking forward- April 4-H True Leaders in Service

Community Service Activities Entire month of April

National Day of Service April 25

This April, as part of True Leaders in Service and National Volunteer Appreciation Month, 4-H’ers
across the nation will pledge their hands to larger service – leading positive change that empowers their peers and their communities.

True Leaders in Service will officially kick-off the first day of April, and culminate with the
National 4-H Day of Service on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Join the movement!

To learn more about True Leaders in Service visit:

True Leaders in Service